When did it become OK to do what we want with animals? When did it become OK to treat them with such callous methods? When did it become our choice to decide when their life is up and turn them into meat-filled sandwiches, lasagnes or dog food? It didn’t! And it shouldn’t be this way. I just wait for the day animals will strike back and rule the world! (One can always hope).
Factory farming, industrial livestock production or animal agriculture are all nice ways of saying ‘we cage, torture, and slaughter animals for human benefit’.
Animal agriculture and livestock byproducts account for a combined 69% (51% animal byproducts and 18% factory farming) of greenhouse gas emissions!!! Like common, seriously? Transportation exhausts only account for 13% of ALL greenhouse gas emissions.. Yet transportation is what is all over the news, ‘ride a bike’, ‘take public transport’. Yes, all of those things we should be doing, but even if we stop ALL of those, it isn’t really going to help in the slightest because the animal agriculture greenhouse gas emissions is rapidly increasing each year.
For more insight on the effect of animal torture, click here to watch a video (called global warming) on the facts of animal agriculture in relation to greenhouse gas emissions.
Everyone always says ‘but we have always eaten meat, it’s just the way of life’. But if humans were supposed to eat then we would of evolved along with the rest of the world to support a meat-filled diet. But, we haven’t!
Animals all evolved over time to live certain lifestyles. Some aquatic animals have adapted to a terrestrial lifestyle, meaning they had to evolve from a body with gills to a body with lungs (or air sacs).
Did you know spiders actually have twelve legs? Yes, 12!!! After all these years of schooling and we don’t even know how many legs spiders have. They have twelve legs, but four have evolved into legs that are associated with feeding, and as such are now ‘arms’ and ‘mouthparts’.
Well, as I was saying.. We haven’t evolved to support a meat-filled diet. We have teeth that do not support meat-eating.
–Meat-eaters have sharp front teeth for tearing, and they do not contain molars, which we use for grinding. Herbivores do not have sharp front teeth, but they do have molars. Humans do not have sharp front teeth, but we do have molars.
–Meat-eaters have claws, herbivores do not. Humans do not.
–Meat-eaters have a short digestive tract (3 times their body length) so they can quickly digest meat. Herbivores have a digestive tract 10 times their body length, and so do humans; it takes years to digest any meat we eat.
The list goes on.
We. Should. Not. Eat. Meat.
It is not natural.
And we definitely go about meat consumption in the wrong way.
Please take a look at this video for more information.
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